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Hellenic Museum

280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8615 9016
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Surprising Exhibitions

The Old Mint Building itself is worth a visit, it is so beautiful. However, the exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Instant Greek culture from 500BCE to 1920

small number of items, some very good examples, very selective - only one Cycladic figure, one... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Canberra, Australia
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A cultural hub supporting arts, film, and visual performance Australia wide, with a Hellenic flavour. Housed in the historic Former Royal Mint building, the Museum is home to the long-term collection Gods, Myths & Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the iconic Benaki Museum, Athens. The collection provides a snapshot of Greek history, from Classical, to Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic, winding through 8,000 years of Greek civilisation around the ground floor of the Mint, including the original gold vault. From October 2015 the Museum will be the new home to Sean Godsell's award-winning MPavilion. The Museum holds events throughout the year, from the popular Summer Cinema program, to theatre, live music, and lectures. The first floor is currently closed due to infrastructure works, set to reopen mid-2016.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8615 9016
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Old Mint Building itself is worth a visit, it is so beautiful. However, the exhibitions themselves are fascinating. There are sculptures and domestic artifacts from the last 5,000 years as you might expect, but some recent exhibitions almost defy comprehension and belief. There is...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 4 August 2017

small number of items, some very good examples, very selective - only one Cycladic figure, one vase, one headdress...

2  Thank cwj659
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Hellenic Museum is in the Old Mint building. The exhibits are wide ranging and very interesting. There were many things on display: ancient pottery, jewellery, religious icons, costume models, sculpture, and more. It was very informative with good explanations provide along with the displays....More

1  Thank fotorina
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A great place to gain insight into the history and culture of Greece. Art work is noteworthy. Allow a couple of hours to view at leisure and watch short video displays.

Thank Gussa57
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The museum is housed in the Old Mint. Beautiful staircase. We were able to obtain the concession rate (senior) which was only $5 each. We spent a little under an hour looking at their well laid out displays over the two floors. We enjoyed watching...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I visited the Hellenic Museum during the Open House event in Melbourne. Like other posters I thought that I would be seeing a significant portion of the building and also learning something about the history of the building it is located in. However, I found...More

Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The building it is housed in is a beautiful historic building and is quite awe-inspiring. This sets the scene for what is inside. The museum exhibits are housed in different rooms and levels of the building and each one is wonderfully done. The main exhibition...More

Thank JJTales
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Paid an entrance fee to visit the Benazi Muzium Collection. Its worth every penny of it. There are artefacts from 7000-8000 years ago. Still in great shape. And quite a lot of other artefacts from the turn of the century. The free section of this...More

Thank TKW888
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Housed in part of the historic former mint building, the Hellenic Museum offers interesting insights into the culture of Greece and the ways Greeks adapted to Australia, particularly during the era of the (now archaic!) White Australia Policy. We'd seen many similar relics in the...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The Hellenic museum even though it wasn't big had a lot of artifacts. In one room it showed how and what happened when the Greeks came to Australia back in the day . Very interesting considering my Greek background a bit of an eye opener....More

Thank Leo D
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